Going for Silver with A to Z Expeditions...

From Syresham in central England, the Great Ouse flows into East Anglia before entering the Wash, a bay of the North Sea. With a course of 143 miles (230 km), mostly flowing north and east, it is the fourth-longest river in the United Kingdom. The Great Ouse has been historically important for commercial navigation, and for draining the low-lying region through which it flows; its best-known tributary is probably the Cam, which runs through Cambridge. Its lower course passes through drained wetlands and fens and has been extensively modified, or channelised, to relieve flooding and provide a better route for barge traffic. Though the un-modified river probably changed course regularly after floods, it now enters the Wash after passing through the port of King's Lynn, south of its earliest-recorded route to the sea. The three teams who paddled this as their Silver DofE Qualifying expedition started in Bedford and travelled for three days, ending up at Needleham, just as the river becomes tidal...
One of many portages...
On the move...
You want me to get in there?
Summer by the river...
Are we going the right way?
Another portage over...
Entering St Neots...
Homeward Bound...

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31.10 | 18:40

Great stuff Chris. Thanks for all your support. Chris Ham

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01.02 | 11:48

No mark - I am involved with REMEC though. Please look up REMEC on FB. Regards, Chris

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01.02 | 09:01

Hi

is this the official page of the REMEC. Can you sign post me on details of membership and opportunities for training and development.

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01.12 | 01:15

Not a bad site- very nice photo's...

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